Tonight’s showdown match-up between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers is scheduled to be a home game for the Clippers, but we know how many Lakers fans will be in attendance. Unfortunately for the Lakers, they’ll be without LeBron James in this game as he’s already been ruled out. Finding some of the NBA DFS top picks could be made easier if you take a look at Fantasy Alarm’s NBA DFS Projections, powered by FanJections. Let’s dive into the complete breakdown for tonight’s showdown slate.


Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Total: 234.5

Spread: LAC -9.5


Lakers Injuries

Clippers Injuries

NBA DFS Showdown CPT/MVP Top Plays

Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

Without LeBron James this year, Davis has a 30% USG rate and averages 1.54 FP/min, which are both team leading numbers. If this game stays competitive, it’s hard to imagine Davis isn’t absolutely smashing.

Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers

It’s interesting to see Paul George take the lead in all things rates while playing with James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. PG13, during the 122 minutes with Harden and Leonard has a team-leading 30.3% USG and averages 1.23 FP/min as well. He leads in both categories without Ivica Zubac this year, too.

James Harden, Los Angeles Clippers

It’s going to be a hard thing for the Lakers to stop James Harden here considering the defense on Harden is likely Austin Reaves and D’Angelo Russell. Harden, since joining the Clippers, has a 23% USG and averages 1.23 FP/min without Ivica Zubac.


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D’Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers

Since re-entering the starting lineup, Russell has looked fantastic offensively. He’s averaged 27.2 points, 6.4 assists, 2.2 rebounds, and 44.3 DKP/game. Russell, without LeBron James this year, has a 26.5% USG (+3.8%) and 1.25 FP/min. You can use DLo in the captain’s spot to spend up on as many pieces as you can, as well.

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

You can definitely comfortably get to Leonard here as he continues to be really good. He plays monster minutes in competitive settings and he’s at 1.24 FP/min with a 26.5% USG without Ivica Zubac this year.

Austin Reaves, Los Angeles Lakers

After D’Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves has the second highest usage rate bump on the team, higher than Anthony Davis even. He’s also cheaper than Russell. Reaves has a 24.3% USG and averages 1.15 FP/min without LeBron James this season.


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